Louisville 66, No. 2 Syracuse 60

Samardo Samuels scored all eight of his points during a late

surge and Jerry Smith sank a pair of clutch free throws with 17.8

seconds left and Louisville rallied past No. 2 Syracuse 66-60 on


Syracuse (24-2, 11-2 Big East), which held off Connecticut 72-67

on Wednesday night after squandering a 16-point lead in the second

half, had won 11 straight since a loss to Pittsburgh.

It was the fifth straight win over the Orange for Louisville

(16-9, 6-5), which was 0-4 against ranked teams entering the game.

Its last win over a ranked team was a 10-point triumph over

Syracuse last March.